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Method for Consolidating Authentication in Web Browsers

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000033537D
Original Publication Date: 2004-Dec-15
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Dec-15

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Browsers typically have a very simple password manager, which can remember the user and password for a specific URL. This usually suffices for users which have different credentials on different sites, but on corporate intranets or websites which have a single shared credential, this causes headaches to the user. Changing the shared credential password requires that all entries that use it be updated. Disclosed here is an algorithm to permit the association of HTTP Basic Authentication realms with a single shared credential.